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January 2023

Jean Says What?

Happy New Year! I’m excited for 2023. My goal is to provide you with insight and advice on insurance related topics to help you protect what matters most.

  • Do You Have Adequate Contents Coverage Limits?
  • Estate Planning – It’s Important!

Live Well, Work Well

  • It’s National Blood Donor Month
  • Starting a Realistic Exercise Routine
  • Rescue Your Skin This Winter
  • RECIPE: Two-step Chicken

Personal Lines Insights

  • Stay Healthy This Winter
  • Just Moved? Don’t Forget to Update Your Home Address
  • Adding a Teen to Your Car Insurance Policy

In the Loop

  • 2023 Limits to Know (401(k), HDHPs, HSAs, and FSAs)
  • The Spread of RSV and the Workplace
December 2022

Jean Says…

This time of year, the following are top of mind:

  1. The end of the year is a great time to review what’s listed on your Scheduled Items policy. Make sure to add any new gifts or purchases from the past year. Also remember to note any personal property you no longer have.
  2. Lower winter temperatures mean that the risk of pipes freezing has increased. Frozen pipes can cause significant property damage and disruption to your life. The following guide has helpful tips to keep your pipes from freezing. These considerations are especially important if you travel during the winter months and will be away from home. You do not want to come home to a burst pipe.

Live Well, Work Well

  • Prioritizing Your Emotional Well-being During the Holidays
  • Giving Favorite Recipes a Healthy Makeover
  • Walk to Lower Your Risk of Chronic Disease

Personal Lines Insights

  • Budgeting for the Holidays
  • Selecting Tires for Winter
  • Reducing Winter Utility Bills

In the Loop

  • 2023 Social Security COLA Adjustment Will See Highest Increase in 40 Years
  • Preventing Burnout During the 2022 Holiday Season
November 2022

Jean Says What?

This month, Jean shares her insights & advice on the following:

  • A Claim is a Claim – No Matter How Small
  • Who Can I Trust for Roof Repairs?
  • Should I “Shop” My Insurance Every Year?

Live Well, Work Well

  • How to Recession-proof Your Life
  • Daylight Saving Time and Your Health
  • November Is American Diabetes Month

Personal Lines Insights

  • Tips for Injury-free Workouts
  • Protect Your Home From Sewer Backups
  • Buying Used Vehicles

In the Loop

  • How to Recession-proof Your Life
  • Prioritizing Wellness During the 2022-23 School Year
October 2022

Watch for These 6 Phishing Scams

In honor of October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re going to take a closer look at phishing scams. So, what exactly is a phishing scam?

Phishing is a type of cyber fraud that utilizes deceptive emails or other communication to manipulate recipients into sharing sensitive information, clicking on malicious links, or opening harmful attachments.


Live Well, Work Well

  • What to Know About This Year’s Flu Season
  • What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?
  • Start Planning Now for Stress-free Holidays

Personal Lines Insights

  • Talking to Teens About Drugs and Alcohol
  • Avoiding Animal Collisions
  • Preventing House Fires

In the Loop

  • Preparing for the 2022-2023 Flu Season
  • Health Panel Calls for Routine Anxiety Screening for Adults
September 2022

Know Your Insurance: Personal Cyber Coverage Explained

Typically offered as an endorsement to a homeowners policy, this form of coverage can provide financial protection for losses resulting from a range of cyber incidents—including fraud, identity theft and data breaches. Learn more about the key types of personal cyber insurance available.

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Live Well, Work Well

  • The Art of Mindful Eating
  • Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
  • Identifying Phone Scams
Read September Edition

Personal Lines Insights

  • Treating Lower Back Pain
  • Is Your Car Ready for Fall Driving?
  • Keep Pests Out of Your House
Read September Insights

In the Loop

  • The U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency
  • The Impact of Sleep on Mental Health
Learn About Health
August 2022

Blog: Jean Says What? August 2022

This month, Jean goes over insurance credit scores, how anyone can make a difference in their community, and the benefits of working with an independent insurance agent.

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988: America’s First 3-digit Mental Health Crisis Line

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) launched nationwide on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call or text 988 and be connected immediately to trained counselors who will listen, provide support and connect people to resources if necessary.

August Live Well, Work Well

Strategies for Enduring Periods of High Inflation

As inflation has reached its highest rate in several decades, costs have soared across the country. As a result, prices for necessities such as gasoline and groceries have risen. While it’s uncertain how long heightened levels of inflation will last, it’s best to focus on what you can control. Consider these tips.

August inSights

Managing Stress and Anxiety During Troubling Times

Tuning into the news may be highly stressful or upsetting. You’re not alone if you’re experiencing stress or anxiety due to current events. Stress is part of everyday life, but it can be particularly heightened due to the news, current events, or incidents that could impact your wellbeing. So, what exactly are stress and anxiety?

August In the Loop
July 2022

Benefits of Seasonal Produce

In today’s supermarket, it’s normal to see the same produce available year-round. However, that doesn’t mean the quality always remains the same. Eating seasonally means you are simply taking advantage of the harvest schedule and enjoying produce at the peak of its growing season.

July Live Well, Work Well

Preventing Lyme Disease

Spending time outdoors is a wonderful way to bond with family and friends, and enjoy nature. But before you head into the great outdoors, be aware of a danger lurking in the woods – Lyme disease. This bacterial infection is contracted after coming in contact with a tick that has fed on another infected animal. Use these tips to avoid coming in contact with ticks.

July inSights

Understanding Monkeypox

Monkeypox is making headlines and alerting health experts as cases appear in the U.S. So, what is it? Monkeypox, a viral disease passed to animals and humans, is very rare in the U.S. It’s usually found in Central and West Africa. As monkeypox cases rise here, health authorities are expressing concern about the unusual uptick.

July In the Loop
June 2022

Protecting Against Phone Scams

Over 2.8 million people reported fraud in 2021 – 1 in 4 said they also lost money. The median loss in scams that start with a call is $1,200, higher than any other contact method. Here’s tips on the warning signs of phone scams & how to protect yourself.

NEW! June In the Loop

Grilling Safety Tips

May, June, July & August are the most active months for grill fires with July taking the top spot. Additionally, an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling each year. Keep the following safety suggestions in mind when grilling.

June Live Well, Work Well

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season lasts June 1 through Nov. 30. Hurricanes create significant safety risks for both you and your home. Being adequately prepared can help you stay safe before, during, and after a tropical storm. Try following these safety tips this hurricane season.

June inSights
May 2022

Blog: Should I Get Wedding Insurance?

Wedding insurance isn’t on most people’s radar, even for an insurance agent like myself. However, a recently engaged friend called me up to ask for advice. She wanted to know whether or not to purchase a wedding protection policy. Given the disruption of the past two years, & that we’re heading into wedding season, I’d thought I’d share the advice I gave her.


Protecting Your Vision

If your eyes feel healthy, it’s easy to assume they are healthy. But, many eye diseases don’t have warning signs. Early detection and timely treatment can be successful and cost-effective in the long run.


Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

Before tackling spring cleaning chores, it’s essential to know how to approach spring cleaning safely. The following tips will help keep you safe.

April 2022

Are You Prepared? Cyber Attacks

Cyber threats are often difficult to identify and understand. You can increase your chances of avoiding cyber risks by setting up proper controls. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your property.


Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

As plants begin to bloom and neighbors start to cut their grass more frequently, allergy sufferers nationwide start sniffling and sneezing. What’s more, mold blooms both indoors and outdoors, making it almost impossible to escape allergy triggers.


How To Be Properly Prepared For A Flood

Spring brings warm weather, which means a greater occurrence of heavy rain and melting snow. These factors increase the likelihood of flooding. Here are ways you can stay safe, help protect your property, and steps you can take if you do experience a flood.

March 2022
Jeans Says What? March 2022

Blog: Jean Says What?

In this new quarterly blog, Jean will share her insight on trending insurance topics, news, and helpful tips relevant to you. This month, we’re talking about new discounts, the need for more rental car coverage, and making sure you have adequate dwelling limits.


The Science of Snacking

Snacking has a bad reputation, but it can be an important part of a healthy diet. It comes down to choosing healthy snacks and watching portion sizes.


Understanding Factors That May Affect Your Insurance Premium

Home insurance policies differ from person to person. There are personal factors that will influence your home insurance premiums, but there are also several policy factors that are key to keep in mind.

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